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Nine must-see Sydney homes to inspect before auction day

Nine must-see Sydney homes to inspect before auction day

149 Hargrave Street Paddington. Photo: Supplied
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The auction market is heating up in Sydney, with Domain data recording an impressive clearance rate of 79 per cent last week. If you’re hitting the auction circuit this weekend, you don’t want to miss these homes before they go under the hammer.

Cremorne Point

Affectionately named Arden, it’s hard to believe this c1893 Victorian manor is tucked away in a prestigious pocket on the CBD’s doorstep and not somewhere like the Southern Highlands.

The manor’s stately charm exudes itself in every room, particularly in the travertine conservatory, which acts as the perfect entertaining space for elegant dinner parties and family get-togethers.

Selling agent Piers van Hamburg says it’s that slow-paced regional feel that makes the home a very special place in which to live. He has interest coming from buyers all across Sydney.

17-19 Bogota Avenue, Cremorne Point NSW 2090

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Van Hamburg from Di Jones Neutral Bay takes the home to auction on February 19 with aguide of $7.5 million.

Lindfield

If the curvilinear walls of this stately residence could talk, they would surely have many stories to tell, going by the rich history displayed through its art deco design, grand staircase and beautiful bow windows.

“This is the first time Laurentine has hit the market in nearly three decades, and during this time, the current owners have perfectly incorporated modern living with a touch of 1940s style,” says agent Carl Ferris.

“The home certainly won’t disappoint the discerning buyer, with its al fresco travertine entertaining areas, glass-fenced swimming pool, sweeping lawns and full-sized grass tennis court.”

25-27 Polding Road, Lindfield NSW 2070

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Ferris from Marshall. Chan. Yahl. North Shore takes the home to auction on February 18 with a guide of $8.5 million.

Wollstonecraft

Built c1900 as one of the first homes in Wollstonecraft, The Warwick is a grand Federation residence, gracefully blending period details with modern updates while splendidly surrounded by romantic gardens.

“This magnificent home certainly creates a grand entrance, particularly due to its fabulous wrap-around verandah that has incredible water and city skyline views – which, according to the owners, are particularly beautiful at night,” says agent Chris Downie.

“And then, of course, there’s the backyard, where very high hedges hug the pool, creating a wonderful sense of privacy.”

5 Milray Avenue, Wollstonecraft NSW 2065

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Downie from Richardson & Wrench Northbridge takes the home to auction on February 26 with a guide of $5.7 million.

Paddington

Combining quintessential period charms with architectural enhancements, this classic Victorian home presents sophisticated interiors, bespoke finishes and great synergy between the indoors and outdoors.

“The light-filled interiors of this completely renovated terrace has a soothing natural palette, overseen by Noek Witzand of noekdesign,” says agent Catherine Dixon.

“The unusual view throughout the entire length of the home stretches across to the feature breeze-block wall of the terrace courtyard, where the custom bench seating allows for the perfect place to gather.”

149 Hargrave Street, Paddington NSW 2021

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Nine must-see Sydney homes to inspect before auction day

Dixon from PPD Real Estate takes the home to auction on February 19 with a guide of $3.8 million.

Camperdown

Situated within the historic Grace building, this warehouse wonder thrives in its recent renovation, revealing a New York-style design with a bold industrial aesthetic.

“The high-quality finishes and exposed original heritage beam work are true highlights, as well as the impressive sense of space found in the large master bedroom as well as in the huge multipurpose rumpus room,” says agent Daniel Ungar

“The marble kitchen is also simply amazing, especially being elevated ​with ​full visibility​ of ​the living area​ — it’s truly the epitome of urban luxury​.”​

G.02/1 Layton Street, Camperdown NSW 2050

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Ungar of Ray White Double Bay takes the home to auction on February 17 with a guide of $2 million-$2.2 million.

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Double Bay

Wrapped in windows on three sides, this restful retreat sits peacefully to the rear of a boutique art deco block.

“The apartment’s leafy outlook gives it a tranquil treehouse feel, only made better by city glimpses from both bedrooms,” says the seller, Gemma Cocks.

“During lockdown, I made a few cosmetic updates, including adding plantation shutters and a new built-in wardrobe, as well as giving the polished timber floors a fresh and updated look.”

8/508-510 New South Head Road, Double Bay NSW 2028

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Richardson & Wrench Double Bay’s James Dunn takes the home to auction on February 23 with a guide of $1.05 million.

Surry Hills

Set within the inspired ‘Metalika’ building, designed by leading Sydney architect Dale Jones-Evans; this inner-city pad reveals plenty of designer details.

“The warehouse-style finishes, along with the split-level design, really creates a wonderful sense of space and allows the sunlight to stream in,” say the sellers, Laura and Don Tilly.

“Having a nice breakfast on the balcony that overlooks a quiet and leafy street will certainly be hard to beat.”

4/96 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

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BresicWhitney Darlinghurst’s Nick Gill takes the home to auction on February 19 with a guide of $850,000.

Randwick

Styled and presented to exude a warm and inviting atmosphere, this north-facing apartment is conveniently positioned just moments from Randwick’s shopping village.

“There’s so much to love about this apartment, from the CBD skyline view when you’re sitting on the balcony to the way the northern aspect invites natural light inside”, says agent Elicia Murray.

“One of the owners is an interior designer for a high-end Sydney studio and you can see her flair on full display in the chic bathroom renovation and elegant colour palette. The storage is impressive for a property of this size, too.”

4e/94 Alison Road, Randwick NSW 2031

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Murray from McGrath Coogee takes the home to auction on February 19 with a guide of $1.17 million.

Redfern

It’s easy to forget you are in fact in the middle of the city when spending time in this loft-style apartment; thanks to its double-height ceilings, full wall of glass windows, and abundance of greenery displayed outside.

“I love the lounge area near the balcony where I love to sit with the doors wide open,” says the seller, Lisa Rossiter.

“This was my first home where I lived for five years; I felt like I hit the jackpot being surrounded by great places to eat, drink, and socialise, all within walking distance.”

G08/199 Regent Street, Redfern NSW 2016

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BresicWhitney Darlinghurst’s Guido Scatizzi takes the home to auction on February 19 with a guide of $750,000.

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